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Inmate shot 3 weeks after escape still hospitalized in NY

Remains in stable condition, while body of partner in escape has been handled in accordance with family - Full Story

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Police warn public against using iPhone cases shaped like guns

A new case that rests in the back pocket of a user’s pants could cause potentially dangerous encounters with police - Full Story

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FBI: No civil rights violations in Calif. shooting of teen carrying replica AK-47

FBI: No civil rights violations in Calif. shooting of teen carrying replica AK-47

Found insufficient evidence to prove that the deputy willfully used excessive force resulting in boy's death - Full Story

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Witness: Man killed in controversial Wash. OIS told cops 'shoot me'

Witness: Man killed in controversial Wash. OIS told cops 'shoot me'

Man fought with an officer, threw rocks and told police to shoot him before they opened fire - Full Story

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Texas cops fatally shoot man who pulled replica

Footage captured the split-second decision officers were forced to make when a suspect pulled what appeared to be a handgun.

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Video: Texas cops fatally shoot man who pulled replica

Footage captured the split-second decision officers were forced to make when a suspect pulled what appeared to be a handgun - Full Story

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Cuffed Ark. woman steals and crashes cruiser

Suspect squeezed through a partition into the driver's seat then sped away, eventually flipping the vehicle.

GREENWOOD (KFSM)- Jessica Sterling, 23, is in custody after she stole a Greenwood Police Department patrol car Tuesday (June 16) and crashed into a gas well, according to the Greenwood Police Department.

Police shut down a portion of Long Ridge Road following the crash and said it’ll be blocked off until the gas well is shut off and the wreck is cleaned up. Gas was leaking, but no one was in danger or evacuated, police said.

According to Greenwood Police Chief Will Dawson, his officers were called to a domestic dispute on Dogwood Street where Sterling fled in her own car taking police on a high-speed chase. Officers stopped the suspect after she crashed into a fence on South Coker Street and had to secure her wrists behind her back because she was being aggressive, Dawson said.

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While she was in the back of the patrol car, Sterling attempted to break out of a rear window and officers then secured her wrists behind her back, as well as using leg irons and a hobble. While officers inspected Sterling’s vehicle, she removed the hobble, transitioned the cuffs from the back to the front of her and was able to slide open the partition window and climb to the front of the car. She then sped off in the officer’s vehicle and eventually crashed into a gas well on Long Ridge Road overturning the car and setting off a gas leak, according to Dawson.

Dawson said she traveled a total of about four miles in the vehicle.

When officers arrived on the scene of the second crash, Sterling was attempting to get an assault rifle out of a locked gun box, Dawson said.

Sterling faces 15 charges including DWI, criminal mischief and theft of property.

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LAPD union battling proposed gun-lock measure

Union argues that retired officers shouldn't be held to rules - Full Story

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Baltimore PD: 'Hold the line' commands protected lives during riot

Baltimore PD: 'Hold the line' commands protected lives during riot

Some officers disagree, say they should have been able to break the line, charge rioters and make arrests - Full Story

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Former LCPD officers plead not guilty in holding cell beating

The two former officers are each charged with one count of aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm - Full Story



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